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Diversity in Cognitive Functioning
Brain Correlates of Cognitive Function in Aging

 


The Department of Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin is seeking a faculty member to contribute to a University-wide cluster hiring initiative in Diversity in Cognitive Aging. We are seeking a productive scholar whose research focuses on brain correlates of cognitive function in aging populations. Special emphasis will be placed on work including diverse populations (e.g., variability by race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, sexual identity, language or culture). Priority will be given to scholars with background in Clinical Neuropsychology. The position will be at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level. Duties will include teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, research, and service. Applicants must have a PhD in Psychology or a related discipline, have a clearly defined and productive research agenda, and demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence.

The successful candidate for this position will be joining the UT Austin faculty as part of the Cluster and Interdisciplinary Hiring Initiative. This initiative is designed to supplement departmentally-based hiring practices and norms and extend collaborative research and scholarship. This new initiative is authorizing up to 40 new faculty hires whose interdisciplinary areas of knowledge cross the boundaries of existing academic departments. The selected candidate will be expected to actively participate as a core member of “Diversity in Cognitive Functioning in Late Life.” Contributions to the cluster will be an important facet of the faculty member's annual performance evaluations and consideration for promotion/tenure.

Faculty hired under the Diversity in Cognitive Aging cluster hire (https://provost.utexas.edu/cluster-and-interdisciplinary-hiring-initiative) also will participate in the Texas Aging & Longevity Center (https://liberalarts.utexas.edu/talc/news/talc-will-be-leading-an-exciting-cluster-hire-for-4-faculty-positions). New faculty hired under this initiative are expected to have degrees in fields such as human development and family studies, psychology, sociology, neuroscience, communications, medicine, or other related disciplines. Candidates should have a record of interdisciplinary work and funded research.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter that includes a description of fit with the cluster hiring initiative in disparities in cognitive aging and the Texas Aging & Longevity Center, a curriculum vitae, a research statement, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of contributions to diversity, three publications, and the names of three referees through the online portal at: https://faculty.utexas.edu/career/54912. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The University of Texas is an AA/EEO employer, deeply committed to creating an inclusive community that actively challenges racism, sexism, heterosexism, religious bigotry, and other forms of bias. We welcome applications by individuals from diverse ethnic, cultural, religious, sexual orientation, age, and ability backgrounds.

If you have any questions about this position, please contact the chair of the search committee, Andreana Haley, Ph.D. at haley@austin.utexas.edu. Further information about the Psychology department at UT Austin can be found here: https://liberalarts.utexas.edu/psychology/








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